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  • Robert Schumannby Arnfried Edler

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.24

    Am 8. Juni 1810 wird Robert Schumann im sächsischen Zwickau geboren. Wäre er dem Drängen seiner Mutter gefolgt und hätte einen nützlichen Beruf ergriffen ? immerhin hatte er sich bereits auf ein Studium der Jurisprudenz eingelassen ?, wäre die Musikgeschichte um einen ihrer bedeutendsten Künstler der Romantik gebracht worden. Schumann aber geht eigene... more...

  • Mahler Rememberedby Norman Lebrecht

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 21.86

    Gustav Mahler is the most influential symphonist of the twentieth century. In this pioneering study, Norman Lebrecht reveals the man and musician through the words of his contemporaries. Using many previously unpublished documents, he constructs a profile of Mahler even more complex and compelling than that familiar from his letters and the often... more...

  • A Cellarful of Noiseby Brian Epstein

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    This is Brian Epstein's own account of his extraordinary life and, inevitably, it is the story of the Beatles, the greatest pop group of the twentieth-century. What was the secret of Brian Epstein's management of the Beatles, how did he guide a group from Liverpool to shake the world of popular music? Within two years of making their first record... more...

  • Analyzing Bach Cantatasby Eric Chafe

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 59.99

    Bach's cantatas are among the highest achievements of Western musical art, yet studies of the individual cantatas that are both illuminating and detailed are few. In this book, noted Bach expert Eric Chafe combines theological, historical, analytical, and interpretive approaches to the cantatas to offer readers and listeners alike the richest possible... more...

  • Pioneers of Jazzby Lawrence Gushee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    Thanks to the pioneering tours of the Creole Band, jazz began to be heard nationwide on the vaudeville stages of America from 1914 to 1918. This seven-piece band toured the country, exporting for the first time the authentic jazz strains that had developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. The band's vaudeville routines were deeply... more...

  • Richard Wagner in Deutschlandby Udo Bermbach

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 36.51

    Zur problematischen Wagner-Rezeption in Deutschland. Die Geschichte der politisch-ästhetischen Rezeption Richard Wagners ist noch nicht aufgearbeitet. Der Autor geht den sich wandelnden Deutungen von Wagners Denken und Werk seit dem Kaiserreich bis in die Zeit der frühen Bundesrepublik nach und untersucht die Funktionalisierung der Werke zu politischen... more...

  • Kylieby Julie Aspinall

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 8.74

    Kylie first made it big in the late 1980s as Charlene in the Australian soap "Neighbours". Moving to England, she made the transition to pop sensation when she worked with producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.When the hits dried up in the 1990s, Kylie was faced with her first major challenge. She had to reinvent herself for a new generation of fans.... more...

  • Franz Schubert - Sein Leben und sein Werkby Oscar Bie

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 9.12

    Hauptbeschreibung Als "deutscher Liederfürst" oder verkanntes Genie wird er mittlerweile bezeichnet: Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Doch sein kurzes Leben - er starb bereits im Alter von 31 Jahren - war geprägt von dem nur mittelmäßig erfolgreichen Versuch, sich als Komponist zu etablieren. In der kurzen Lebensbeschreibung, die Oscar Bie seinem Werk... more...

  • Orpheus in Manhattanby Steve Swayne

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 39.95

    The musical landscape of New York City and the United States of America would look quite different had it not been for William Schuman. Orpheus in Manhattan, a fully objective and comprehensive biography of Schuman, portrays a man who had a profound influence upon the artistic and political institutions of his day and beyond. Steve Swayne draws heavily... more...

  • Black by Designby Pauline Black

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music. Lead singer for platinum-selling band The Selecter, Pauline Black was the Queen of British... more...